Millions of families in the developing world live in dire conditions. Homes are constructed of nothing more than cardboard, mud, sticks and various discarded materials. They lack basic services like running water, electricity and sewer. These crude structures are vulnerable to severe weather, and it is not uncommon for livestock
In conjunction with the Kartchner surgical mission to Nicaragua, dentist Dr. Lewis Leavitt, traveled from Tucson, Arizona to provide dental services for poor families in Nicaragua. This was his second mission with Esperança, and he came well-stocked with supplies and materials to attend to as many patients as he could.
General Surgeon Dr. Mark Kartchner and anesthesiologists, Dr. Max Kartchner and Dr. Dean Kartchner, returned at the end of October from a 10-day volunteer surgical mission to Nicaragua. They operated out of a small clinic in the rural community of San Rafael del Norte, about 30 minutes north of Jinotega.
This June, long-time donors Bob and Judy traveled with Esperança to see our projects in Nicaragua with their own eyes. They were so impressed that they were inspired to create a challenge campaign. If Esperança raised $10,000, Bob and Judy would match it to make $20,000. This would provide the
I’d like you to meet Anselma Bustamante, a 60 year old mother of 10 children, living in the rural village of Entre Rios, Bolivia. For the past 12 years, Mrs. Bustamante has been forced to cope with a large goiter growing inside of her neck. It’s a disability that has
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2011
Esperança welcomed over 150 guests on May 17, 2011 during our 40 Years of Hope breakfast. Guests heard inspiring stories from volunteer surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Nicholas Retson. The breakfast raised more than $50,000 for our life saving programs.
Thank you to all those who